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Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan propel KKR to victory over SRH

  • Shubman Gill’s brilliant half-century guided KKR to win their first game in IPL 2020.

  • KKR defeated Sunrisers by seven wickets on Saturday.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) opener Shubman Gill has announced his arrival in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 with a steady, stylish and classic half-century against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

The right-handed batsman slammed seven boundaries, including two sixes in his fifth IPL half-century. Gill made an unbeaten 70 from 62 balls to guide his side to their first victory in IPL 2020.

Gill was well supported by England cricketer Eoin Morgan who scored 42 not out. The duo added a match-winning 92-runs stand to defeat Sunrisers by 7 wickets.

Apart from Gill, all-rounder, Nitish Rana made a valuable contribution. Rana smashed a quickfire 26 with the help of six boundaries.

Manish Pandey guides SRH to 140+ score

Earlier, SRH Captain David Warner got off to a good start as he scored 36 off 30 balls. He was looking set to shift the gears before spinner Varun Chakravarthy sent him back to the dugout.

Manish Pandey was the top scorer for Sunrisers with 51 off 38 balls. He added a vital 62 run-stand for the third wicket with Wriddhiman Saha (30). Mohammad Nabi added a handy 11 off 8 balls with two boundaries to take the team’s score to 142/4.

For the Knight Riders, paceman Pat Cummins shined with the white leather. The Aussie quick was the most economical bowler for SRH as he conceded just 19 runs in his 4 overs along with a valuable wicket of Jonny Bairstow.

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